IADC Drilling Systems Automation Roadmap Workshop

Start: 17 January 2018
End: 18 January 2018

Venue: Norris Conference Center – CityCentre
Location: Houston, Texas, USA

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For questions regarding the workshop, please contact Lori Gagula at lori.gagula@iadc.org or +1.713.292.1945.

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Introduction

The Drilling Systems Automation Roadmap is an industry initiative launched in 2013. A draft report has been developed describing the future of Drilling Systems Automation (DSA) to the year 2025. The creation of this almost 250-page report involved some 50 industry experts from around the world, and its development followed the Sandia National Laboratory roadmap development process. This workshop is the first roll out to the industry. It provides an opportunity for industry personnel to hear and debate the roadmap contents and to provide their input to the version that will be released to the industry. The workshop will be held 17-18 January 2018 at the Norris Conference Center – CityCentre in Houston, Texas.

Access to DSA Roadmap Report – Phase II Stage I version

JIP Funders have access to the DSA Roadmap report for their entire company.

Each Workshop registered participant will be given electronic access to the current version of the DSA Roadmap report (some 250 pages on automation in drilling to 2025) shortly before the workshop, as pre-read material. This DSA Roadmap version will be released for individual use only; public release is scheduled for end Q2 2018.

Participants at the workshop will be assigned to various work groups of their choosing throughout the two days to comment on particular sections of the roadmap and advise how to improve it. Please click here for a detailed description of the workgroups and their scope. This is everyone’s chance to input their thoughts and ideas into the publicly released version of the DSA Roadmap.

Workshop Program

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

07.00   Registration & Coffee Service

08.00   Welcome, Introduction & Safety Briefing 

  • Welcome: Jason McFarland, President, IADC
  • Introduction to the Workshop: John de Wardt, Program Manager, DSA Roadmap Initiative; President, DE WARDT AND CO
  • Introduction to IADC ART DSA: Robin Macmillan, Chairman, IADC ART Committee; Sr Vice President, Business Development, National Oilwell Varco
  • Introduction to SPE DSATS DSA: Moray Laing, 2017 SPE DSATS Chairman; Digital Solutions and Drilling Automation, Halliburton

08.40   History of the DSA Roadmap: John de Wardt, Program Manager, DSA Roadmap Initiative; President, DE WARDT AND CO
A description of the DSA Roadmap history.

09.00   Vision & Needs: Drilling Systems Automation and DSA Roadmap: John de Wardt, Program Manager, DSA Roadmap Initiative; President, DE WARDT AND CO
What the industry wants to become and why it needs a roadmap to get there.

09.15   Current State/Future State of Drilling Systems Automation: John de Wardt, Program Manager, DSA Roadmap Initiative; President, DE WARDT AND CO

10.00   Coffee Service

10.15   Systems Architecture: An Introduction to Architecture, States & Decision Control Framework: John de Wardt, Program Manager, DSA Roadmap Initiative; President, DE WARDT AND CO
Systems Architecture includes reference, pattern and solutions architectures, various states definitions including drilling/well equipment and the development of the DSA Decisions and Control framework.

11.30   Luncheon

12.30   Work Groups: Systems Architecture
Delegates will be assigned to one of the following work groups to debate and provide feedback on the content of the DSA Roadmap.

  • Systems of Systems/Systems of Interest including Reference Architecture: Hani Ibrahim, Director, Drilling Solutions, Quantico Energy Solutions
  • Epics/User Stories/Use Cases and States: Moray Laing, 2017 SPE DSATS Chairman; Digital Solutions and Drilling Automation, Halliburton
  • Decision Control Framework: ISA 95 & Drilling (Rig) Information Model: John Macpherson, Sr Technology Advisor, Baker Hughes, a GE company, Marty Cavanaugh, Consultant-Computer Systems, Cavanaugh Consulting Ltd

13.30   Feedback: Systems Architecture
Presentations on the Work Group output by the moderators. Discussion/debate on the feedback.

  • Hani Ibrahim, Director, Drilling Solutions, Quantico Energy Solutions
  • Moray Laing, 2017 SPE DSATS Chairman; Digital Solutions and Drilling Automation, Halliburton
  • John Macpherson, Sr Technology Advisor, Baker Hughes, a GE company, Marty Cavanaugh, Consultant-Computer Systems, Cavanaugh Consulting Ltd

14.30   Coffee Service

14.45   Communications, Sensors, Instrumentation and Measurement (IMS) & Drilling Machines and Equipment: An Introduction to These Challenges
Communications include downhole systems, surface systems, aggregators/historians and links to RTOC’s. Instrumentation and Measurement Systems include sensors, measurements, data, the transformation and validation of that data, and systems such as the industrial internet of things. Machines and Equipment include current machine and equipment capability and future needs of new automated designs.

  • Moray Laing, 2017 SPE DSATS Chairman; Digital Solutions and Drilling Automation, Halliburton
  • John Macpherson, Sr Technology Advisor, Baker Hughes, a GE company
  • Robin Macmillan, Chairman, IADC ART Committee; Sr Vice President, Business Development, National Oilwell Varco

15.45   Work Groups: Communications, IMS & Drilling Machines and Equipment
Delegates will be assigned to one of the following work groups to debate and provide feedback on the content of the DSA Roadmap.

  • Communications: Moray Laing, 2017 SPE DSATS Chairman; Digital Solutions and Drilling Automation, Halliburton
  • Instrumentation and Measurement Systems: John Macpherson, Sr Technology Advisor, Baker Hughes, a GE company
  • Drilling Machines and Equipment: Robin MacmillanChairman, IADC ART Committee; Sr Vice President, Business Development, National Oilwell Varco

17.00   Adjournment

17.00   Welcoming Reception

Thursday, 18 January 2018

07.00   Registration & Coffee Service

07.30   Review Day 1

  • John de Wardt, Program Manager, DSA Roadmap Initiative; President, DE WARDT AND CO
  • Mike Killalea, Group Vice President/Publisher, Communications, Bookstore & Information Technology, IADC

07.45   Feedback: Communications, IMS & Drilling Machines and Equipment
Presentations on the Work Group output by the moderators. Discussion and debate on the feedback

  • Moray Laing, 2017 SPE DSATS Chairman; Digital Solutions and Drilling Automation, Halliburton
  • John Macpherson, Sr Technology Advisor, Baker Hughes, a GE company
  • Robin Macmillan, Chairman, IADC ART Committee; Sr Vice President, Business Development, National Oilwell Varco

08.45   Control Systems, Modeling and Simulation & Human Systems Integration: An Introduction to These Challenges

  • Ben Facker, Sr Manager, NOVOS Strategy & Development, National Oilwell Varco
  • Blaine Dow, Drilling Engineering, Marketing & Technology Manger, Schlumberger
  • Amanda DiFiore, Principal, Charles River Analytics Inc

9.45   Coffee Service

10.00   Work Groups: Control Systems, Modelling and Simulation, Human Systems Integration
Delegates will be assigned to one of the following work groups to debate and provide feedback on the content of the DSA Roadmap:

  • Control Systems: Ben Facker, Sr Manager, NOVOS Strategy & Development, National Oilwell Varco
  • Modeling and Simulation: Blaine Dow, Drilling Engineering, Marketing & Technology Manger, Schlumberger
  • Human Systems Integration: Amanda DiFiore, Principal, Charles River Analytics Inc

11.00   Feedback Control Systems, Modeling and Simulation, Human Systems Integration
Presentations on the Work Group output by the moderators. Discussion and debate on the feedback.

  • Ben Facker, Sr Manager, NOVOS Strategy & Development, National Oilwell Varco
  • Blaine Dow, Drilling Engineering, Marketing & Technology Manger, Schlumberger
  • Amanda DiFiore, Principal, Charles River Analytics Inc

12.00   Luncheon

12.45   How Will The Rubber Hit the Road: The DSA Value Proposition, Drivers and Barriers to the Rate of Adoption, DSA Standards & Interoperability

  • John de Wardt, Program Manager, DSA Roadmap Initiative; President, DE WARDT AND CO
  • Mark Anderson, Manager Drilling Mechanics Technologies, Shell
  • Jay Hollingsworth, CTO, Energistics
  • Paul Hunkar, Technical Director, OPC Foundation

13.45   Work Groups: DSA Value Proposition / Drivers & Barriers to the Rate of Adoption, DSA Standards, Interoperability
Delegates will be assigned to one of the work groups to debate and provide feedback on the:

  • DSA Value Proposition: Project style wells / drilling testing operations: Mark Anderson, Manager Drilling Mechanics Technologies, Shell
    • Single exploratory land wells
    • Single exploratory offshore wells
    • Single exploratory deepwater offshore wells
  • DSA Value Proposition: Repetitive wells / drilling completion operations: Robin Macmillan, Chairman, IADC ART Committee; Sr Vice President, Business Development, National Oilwell Varco
    • Multiple repeatable land development wells (shale wells)
    • Multiple repeatable offshore platform development wells
  • Drivers & Barriers to Rate of Adoption: Data Ownership, Cultural Resistance, Verification & Validation of Systems and Sensors: John Macpherson, Sr Technology Advisor, Baker Hughes, a GE company, Maria Araujo, Intelligent Systems Division Manager, SWRI
  • Future Standards with Energistics work group to debate and provide feedback on which standards Energistics ought to maintain to support DSA interoperability: Jay Hollingsworth, CTO, Energistics
  • Interoperability: The Role of OPC in DSA: Paul Hunkar, Technical Director, OPC Foundation

14.45   Coffee Service

15.00   Feedback DSA Value Proposition / Drivers & Barriers to the Rate of Adoption, DSA Standards, Interoperability
Presentations on the Work Group output by the moderators. Discussion and debate on the feedback.

  • Mark Anderson, Manager Drilling Mechanics Technologies, Shell
  • Robin Macmillan, Chairman, IADC ART Committee; Sr Vice President, Business Development, National Oilwell Varco
  • John Macpherson, Sr Technology Advisor, Baker Hughes, a GE company
  • Jay Hollingsworth, CTO, Energistics
  • Paul Hunkar,Technical DirectorOPC Foundation

16.00   Workshop Review and Way Forward Discussion
Presentation  & panel debate on the future of the DSA Roadmap to ensure maintenance and review.

  • Overall workshop review presentation: John de Wardt, Program Manager, DSA Roadmap Initiative; President, DE WARDT AND CO
  • Energistics: Jay Hollingsworth, CTO, Energistics
  • OPC Foundation: Paul Hunkar, Technical Director, OPC Foundation
  • IADC ART Committee: Robin Macmillan, Chairman, IADC ART Committee; Sr Vice President, Business Development, National Oilwell Varco
  • SPE DSATS: Moray Laing, 2017 SPE DSATS Chairman; Digital Solutions and Drilling Automation, Halliburton
  • Validation / verification organization for models and controls (black boxes): Maria Araujo, Intelligent Systems Division Manager, SWRI
  • Operations: Mark Anderson, Manager Drilling Mechanics Technologies, Shell

17.00   Closing Remarks & Adjournment

Workshop Steering Committee

John de Wardt, DE WARDT AND CO, Program Manager DSA Roadmap, Chair/Moderator
Amanda DiFiore, Charles River Analytics Inc, Human Systems Integration
Ben Facker, NOV, Controls
Blaine Dow, Schlumberger, Modelling and Simulation
Hani Ibrahim, Quantico Energy Solutions
Jay Hollingsworth, Energistics, CTO
John Macpherson, BakerHughes, a GE company, Instrument Measurement Systems
Maria Araujo, SWRI, Verification & Validation
Mark Anderson, Shell, Standards & Certification
Marty Cavanaugh, Cavanaugh Consulting Ltd
Moray Laing, Halliburton, SPE DSATS Chairman, Communications
Paul Hunkar, OPC Foundation
Robin Macmillan, NOV, IADC ART Chairman, Drilling Machines and Equipment
Mike Killalea, IADC

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are four levels of sponsoring: Diamond sponsors, Platinum Sponsors, Gold Sponsors, and Silver Sponsors. Event sponsorships are also available and will be categorized by monetary contribution with the appropriate level of sponsorship. Please find the benefits of the sponsor packages below. The conference sponsor will receive high profile recognition before, during and after the conference.

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Platinum $15,000
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Gold $10,000
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Silver $5,000
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Event sponsorships are also available!

For more information please contact:
Lori Gagula, lori.gagula@iadc.org or Stephanie Carling, stephanie.carling@iadc.org
at +1.713.292.1945.

* Comps refer to number of complimentary registrations

Venue Information

Norris Conference Center – CityCentre
816 Town and Country Blvd., Ste. 210, Houston, Texas 77024
Phone: +1.713.590.0950

Click here for map and driving directions.

The venue is located between Hotel Sorella and Four Points Sheraton in CityCentre.
There is no negotiated room block associated with this meeting.

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IADC Drilling Systems Automation Roadmap Workshop